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Day History: August-23

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Events History


30 BC-After the Egypt (Roman province)|successful invasion of Egypt -Octavian executes Marcus Antonius Antyllus, eldest son of Marc Antony, and Caesarion, the last Ptolemaic Kingdom|king of the Ptolemaic dynasty of Egypt and only child of Caesar and Cleopatra.

20 BC-'' Ludi -Volcanalici'' are held within the temple precinct of Vulcan (mythology)|Vulcan, and used by Augustus to mark the treaty with Parthia and the return of the Aquila (Roman)|legionary standards that had been lost at the Battle of Carrhae in 53 BC.

79- Mount Vesuvius -begins stirring, on the feast day of Vulcan (mythology)|Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.

406- Goths|Gothic -king Radagaisus is executed after he is Siege of Florence (405)|defeated by Roman general Stilicho and 12,000 "barbarians" are incorporated into the Late Roman army|Roman army or sold as slavery|slaves.

476- Odoacer -chieftain of the Germanic tribes (Herulic - Scirii|Scirian ''foederati''), is proclaimed ''rex Italiae'' ("King of Italy") by his troops.

634- Abu Bakr -dies at Medina and is succeeded by Umar|Umar I who becomes the second caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate.

1244- Siege of Jerusalem (1244)|Siege of Jerusalem -The city's citadel, the Tower of David, History of Jerusalem (Middle Ages)#Khwarezmian control|surrenders to Khwarezmian Empire.

1268- Battle of Tagliacozzo -The army of Charles of Anjou defeats the Ghibellines supporters of Conradin of Hohenstaufen marking the fall of the Hohenstaufen family from the Holy Roman Empire|Imperial and Kingdom of Sicily|Sicilian thrones, and leading to the new chapter of Angevin domination in Southern Italy.

1305- William Wallace|Sir William Wallace -is executed for high treason at Smithfield, London|Smithfield in London.

1328- Battle of Cassel (1328)|Battle of Cassel -Kingdom of France|French troops stop an uprising of Flemish people|Flemish farmers.

1382- Siege of Moscow (1382)|Siege of Moscow -The Golden Horde led by khan Tokhtamysh lays siege to the capital of the Grand Duchy of Moscow.

1514-The Battle of Chaldiran -ends with a decisive victory for the Selim I|Sultan Selim I, Ottoman Empire, over the Shah Ismail I, founder of the Safavid dynasty.

1521- Christian II of Denmark -is deposed as king of Sweden and Gustav I of Sweden|Gustav Vasa is elected regent.

1541-French explorer Jacques Cartier -lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada.

1572- French Wars of Religion -Mob violence against Huguenots in Paris results in the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre.

1592- Japanese invasions of Korea (1592–98)|Japanese invasions of Korea -The Siege of Yeongwon|Yeongwon Castle is besieged by the Azuchi–Momoyama period|Japanese Fourth Division led by Itō Suketaka.

1595- Long War (1591–1606)|Long War -Wallachian prince Michael the Brave confronts the Ottoman Empire|Ottoman army in the Battle of Călugăreni and achieves a tactical victory.

1600- Battle of Gifu Castle -The eastern forces of Tokugawa Ieyasu defeat the western Sengoku period|Japanese clans loyal to Toyotomi Hideyori, leading to the destruction of Gifu Castle and serving as a prelude to the Battle of Sekigahara.

1614- Fettmilch Uprising -Jews are expelled from Frankfurt, Holy Roman Empire, following the plundering of the Frankfurter Judengasse|Judengasse.

1614-The University of Groningen -is established in the Dutch Republic.

1628- George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham|George Villiers -the first Duke of Buckingham, is assassinated by John Felton (assassin)|John Felton.

1650-Colonel George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle|George Monck -of the English Army forms Monck's Regiment of Foot, which will later become the Coldstream Guards.

1655- Battle of Sobota -The Swedish Empire led by Charles X Gustav defeats the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.

1765-Beginning of Burmese–Siamese War (1765–1767)|Burmese–Siamese War -

1775- American Revolutionary War -George III of the United Kingdom|King George III delivers his Proclamation of Rebellion to the Court of St. James's stating that the Thirteen Colonies|American colonies have proceeded to a state of open and avowed rebellion.

1784-Western North Carolina -(now eastern Tennessee) declares itself an independent state under the name of State of Franklin|Franklin; it is not accepted into the United States, and only lasts for four years.

1799- Napoleon|Napoleon I of France -leaves Egypt for France en route to seizing power.

1813-At the Battle of Grossbeeren -the Prussians under Friedrich Wilhelm Freiherr von Bülow|Von Bülow repulse the France|French army.

1839-The United Kingdom -captures Hong Kong as a base as it prepares for war with Qing Dynasty|Qing China. The ensuing 3-year conflict will later be known as the First Opium War.

1858-The Round Oak rail accident -occurs in Brierley Hill in the Black Country, England. It is 'Arguably the worst disaster ever to occur on British railways'.

1864-The Union Navy -Siege of Fort Morgan|captures Fort Morgan (Alabama)|Fort Morgan, Alabama, thus breaking Confederate States of America|Confederate dominance of all ports on the Gulf of Mexico except Galveston, Texas.

1866- Austro-Prussian War -ends with the Treaty of Prague (1866)|Treaty of Prague.

1873- Albert Bridge, London|Albert Bridge -in Chelsea, London opens.

1896-Officially recognised date of the Cry of Pugad Lawin -the start of the Philippine Revolution is made in Pugad Lawin (Quezon City), in the province of Manila (actual date and location is disputed).

1898-The Southern Cross Expedition -the first British venture of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, departs from London.

1904-The tire chain|automobile tire chain -is patented.

1914- World War I -Japan declares war on Germany and bombs Qingdao, Beiyang Government|China.

1914-World War I: Battle of Mons -The British Army begins withdrawal.

1921-British R38 class airship|airship R-38 -experiences structural failure over Kingston upon Hull|Hull in England and crashes in the Humber estuary. Of her 49 British and American training crew, only four survive.

1923- Captain (United States O-3)|Captain -Lowell Smith and Lieutenant John P. Richter performed the first mid-air refueling on De Havilland DH-4B, setting an endurance flight record of 37 hours.

1927-Italian Anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti -are executed after a lengthy, controversial trial.

1929- 1929 Hebron massacre|Hebron Massacre -during the 1929 Palestine riots: Palestinian people|Arab attack on the Jewish community in Hebron in the British Mandate of Palestine, continuing until the next day, resulted in the death of 65-68 Jews and the remaining Jews being forced to leave the city.

1938- England|English -cricketer Len Hutton sets a world record for the List of Test cricket records#Innings or series|highest individual Test innings of 364, during a Test cricket|Test match against Australia national cricket team|Australia.

1939- World War II -Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union sign a non-aggression treaty, the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact. In a secret addition to the pact, the Baltic states, Finland, Kingdom of Romania|Romania, and Second Polish Republic|Poland are divided between the two nations.

1942-World War II: Beginning of the Battle of Stalingrad -

1943-World War II: Kharkov -is liberated as a result of the Battle of Kursk.

1944-World War II: Marseille -is Liberation of Marseille|liberated by the Allies.

1944-World War II: Michael of Romania|King Michael of Romania -King Michael's Coup|dismisses the pro-Nazism|Nazi government of Ion Antonescu|Marshal Antonescu, who is arrested. Romania switches sides from the Axis powers of World War II|Axis to the Allies of World War II|Allies.

1946- Ordinance No. 46 -of the Control Commission for Germany: British Element|British Military Government constitutes the Germany|German ''states of Germany|Länder'' (states) of State of Hanover|Hanover and Schleswig-Holstein.

1948- World Council of Churches -is formed.

1954-First flight of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules|C-130 Hercules -transport aircraft.

1958- Chinese Civil War -The Second Taiwan Strait crisis begins with the People's Liberation Army's bombardment of Quemoy.

1966- Lunar Orbiter 1 -takes the first photograph of Earth from orbit around the Moon.

1970-Organized by Mexican American -trade union|labor union leader César Chávez, the Salad Bowl strike, the largest farm worker strike action|strike in U.S. history, begins.

1973-A Norrmalmstorg robbery|bank robbery gone wrong -in Stockholm, Sweden, turns into a hostage crisis; over the next five days the hostages begin to sympathise with their captors, leading to the term "Stockholm syndrome".

1977-The Gossamer Condor -wins the Kremer prize for human powered flight.

1982- Bachir Gemayel -is elected Lebanese President amidst the raging civil war.

1985- Hans Tiedge -top counter-spy of West Germany, defects to East Germany.

1987-The American male basketball team lost the gold medal to Brazilian team at the Pan American Games -in Indianapolis. The final score was 120–115 and triggered changes in this sport basis in USA, resulting in the "Dream Team".

1989- Singing Revolution -Two million people from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania stand on the Vilnius-Tallinn road, holding hands (Baltic Way).

1989-One thousand six hundred forty-five Australia -domestic airline pilots resign after the airlines threaten to fire them and sue them over a 1989 Australian pilots' strike|dispute.

1990- Saddam Hussein -appears on Iraqi state television with a number of Western world|Western "guests" (actually hostages) to try to prevent the Gulf War.

1990- Armenia -declares its independence from the Soviet Union.

1990- West Germany -and East Germany announce that they will reunite on October 3.

1991- Tim Berners-Lee -opens the WWW, World Wide Web to new users.

1993-The '' Galileo (spacecraft)|Galileo -' spacecraft discovers a moon, later named Dactyl, around 243 Ida, the first known asteroid moon.

1994- Eugene Bullard -the only black pilot in World War I, is posthumously commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.

1996- Osama bin Laden -issues message entitled 'A declaration of war against the United States|Americans occupying the land of the two holy places.'

2000- Gulf Air Flight 072 -crashes into the Persian Gulf near Manama, Bahrain, killing 143.

2006- Natascha Kampusch -who had been abducted at the age of ten, escapes from her captor Wolfgang Priklopil, after eight years of captivity.

2007-The skeletal remains of Russia's last royal family members Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia -and his sister Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia|Grand Duchess Anastasia are discovered near Yekaterinburg, Russia.

2010- Manila hostage crisis -in which eight hostages were killed.

2011-A magnitude 5.8 (class: moderate) 2011 Virginia earthquake|earthquake -occurs in Virginia. Damage occurs to monuments and structures in Washington D.C. and the resulted damage is estimated at $200 million–$300 million USD.

2011-Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi -is overthrown after the National Transitional Council forces take control of Bab al-Azizia compound during the 2011 Libyan civil war.

2013-A 2013 Palmasola prison riot|riot -at the Palmasola prison complex in Santa Cruz de la Sierra|Santa Cruz, Bolivia, kills 31 people.

Famous Birthdays


1486- Sigismund von Herberstein -Slovenian historian and diplomat (d. 1566)

1524- François Hotman -French lawyer (d. 1590)

1623- Stanisław Lubieniecki -Polish astronomer, theologian, and historian (d. 1675)

1724- Abraham Yates, Jr. -American lawyer and civil servant (d. 1796)

1741- Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse -French admiral and explorer (d. 1788)

1754- Louis XVI of France -(d. 1793)

1757- Marie Magdalene Charlotte Ackermann -German actress (d. 1775)

1769- Georges Cuvier -French biologist and academic (d. 1832)

1783- William Tierney Clark -English engineer, designed the Hammersmith Bridge (d. 1852)

1785- Oliver Hazard Perry -American commander (d. 1819)

1805- Anton von Schmerling -Austrian politician (d. 1893)

1814- James Roosevelt Bayley -American archbishop (d. 1877)

1829- Moritz Cantor -German mathematician and historian (d. 1920)

1836- Marie Henriette of Austria -(d. 1902)

1843- William Southam -Canadian publisher (d. 1932)

1846- Alexander Milne Calder -Scottish-American sculptor (d. 1923)

1847- Sarah Frances Whiting -American physicist and astronomer (d. 1927)

1849- William Ernest Henley -English poet and critic (d. 1903)

1852- Clímaco Calderón -Colombian lawyer and politician, 15th President of Colombia (d. 1913)

1852- Arnold Toynbee -English economist and historian (d. 1883)

1854- Moritz Moszkowski -Polish-German pianist and composer (d. 1925)

1864- Eleftherios Venizelos -Greek politician, 93rd Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1936)

1867- Edgar de Wahl -Ukrainian-Estonian linguist and educator (d. 1948)

1868- Edgar Lee Masters -American author (d. 1950)

1872- Tanguturi Prakasam -Indian lawyer and politician (d. 1957)

1875- William Eccles -English physicist and engineer (d. 1966)

1875- Eugene Lanceray -Russian painter and sculptor (d. 1946)

1877- István Medgyaszay -Hungarian architect and academic (d. 1959)

1880- Alexander Grin -Russian author (d. 1932)

1883- Jonathan M. Wainwright (general)|Jonathan M. Wainwright -American general, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1953)

1884- Will Cuppy -American author and critic (d. 1949)

1884- Ogden L. Mills -American captain, lawyer, and politician, 50th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1937)

1890- Harry Frank Guggenheim -American businessman and publisher, co-founded ''Newsday'' (d. 1971)

1897- Henry F. Pringle -American historian and journalist (d. 1958)

1900- Ernst Krenek -Austrian-American composer and educator (d. 1991)

1900- Malvina Reynolds -American singer-songwriter and activist (d. 1978)

1901- Guy Bush -American baseball player and manager (d. 1985)

1901- John Sherman Cooper -American captain, lawyer, and politician, 2nd United States Ambassador to East Germany (d. 1991)

1903- William Primrose -Scottish viola player and educator (d. 1982)

1905- Ernie Bushmiller -American cartoonist (d. 1982)

1905- Constant Lambert -English composer and conductor (d. 1951)

1908- Hannah Frank -Scottish sculptor (d. 2008)

1909- Syd Buller -English cricketer and umpire (d. 1970)

1909- Leila Danette -American actress (d. 2012)

1910- Lonny Frey -American baseball player (d. 2009)

1910- Giuseppe Meazza -Italian footballer and manager (d. 1979)

1911- Birger Ruud -Norwegian ski-jumper (d. 1998)

1912- Gene Kelly -American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1996)

1917- Tex Williams -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1985)

1919- Vladimir Abramovich Rokhlin -Azerbaijani mathematician and theorist (d. 1984)

1921- Kenneth Arrow -American economist and academic, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences|Nobel Prize laureate

1921- Sam Cook -English cricketer and umpire (d. 1996)

1922- Nazik Al-Malaika -Iraqi poet and academic (d. 2007)

1922- Jean Darling -American actress and singer

1922- Pierre Gauvreau -Canadian painter (d. 2011)

1922- George Kell -American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2009)

1923- Edgar F. Codd -English-American computer scientist (d. 2003)

1924- Ephraim Kishon -Israeli author, screenwriter, and director (d. 2005)

1924- Robert Solow -American economist and academic, Nobel Prize in Economics|Nobel Prize laureate

1925- Robert Mulligan -American director and producer (d. 2008)

1926- Clifford Geertz -American anthropologist and academic (d. 2006)

1926- Gyula Hernádi -Hungarian author and screenwriter (d. 2005)

1927- Dick Bruna -Dutch author and illustrator

1927- Martial Solal -Algerian-French pianist and composer

1928- Marian Seldes -American actress and singer (d. 2014)

1929- Vladimir Beekman -Estonian poet and translator (d. 2009)

1929- Zoltán Czibor -Hungarian footballer (d. 1997)

1929- Vera Miles -American model and actress, Miss Kansas|Miss Kansas 1948

1930- Michel Rocard -French politician, 160th Prime Minister of France

1931- Barbara Eden -American actress and singer

1931- Hamilton O. Smith -American microbiologist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate

1932- Houari Boumediene -Algerian colonel and politician, 2nd President of Algeria (d. 1978)

1932- Enos Nkala -Zimbabwean politician, Ministry of Defence (Zimbabwe)|Minister of Defence for Zimbabwe (d. 2013)

1932- Mark Russell -American comedian, singer, and pianist

1933- Robert Curl -American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1933- Pete Wilson -American commander and politician, 36th Governor of California

1934- Sonny Jurgensen -American football player and sportscaster

1935- Roy Strong -English historian, curator, and author

1936- Henry Lee Lucas -American serial killer (d. 2001)

1938- Giacomo Bini -Italian priest and missionary (d. 2014)

1938- Roger Greenaway -English singer-songwriter and producer (The Kestrels, Brotherhood of Man, and The Pipkins)

1940- Richard Sanders (actor)|Richard Sanders -American actor and screenwriter

1941- Jim Ford -American singer-songwriter (d. 2007)

1941- Onora O'Neill, Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve -Irish philosopher, academic, and politician

1942- Letta Mbulu -South African-American singer

1943- Dale Campbell-Savours, Baron Campbell-Savours -English politician

1943- Nelson DeMille -American author

1943- Peter Lilley -English politician, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

1943- Pino Presti -Italian bass player, composer, and producer

1944- Antonia Novello -Puerto Rican-American physician and admiral, 14th Surgeon General of the United States

1944- Saira Banu -Indian actress

1945- Rita Pavone -Italian singer and actress

1945- Bob Peck -English actor (d. 1999)

1945- Rayfield Wright -American football player and coach

1946- Keith Moon -English drummer, songwriter, and producer (The Who and Plastic Ono Band) (d. 1978)

1947- Rex Allen, Jr. -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1947- David Robb -English-Scottish actor

1947- Willy Russell -English playwright and composer

1947- Terje Rypdal -Norwegian guitarist and songwriter (The Vanguards)

1948- Atef Bseiso -Palestinian intelligence officer (d. 1992)

1948- Andrei Pleșu -Romanian journalist and politician, 95th Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Romania)|Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs

1948- Rudy Ruettiger -American football player

1948- Lev Zeleny -Russian physicist

1949- William Lane Craig -American apologist and theologian

1949- Geoff Capes -English shot putter and strongman

1949- Vicky Leandros -Greek singer and politician

1949- Shelley Long -American actress and producer

1949- Rick Springfield -Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (Zoot (band)|Zoot)

1950- Alan Tam -Hong Kong singer and actor (The Wynners)

1951- Allan Bristow -American basketball player and coach

1951- Jimi Jamison -American singer-songwriter (Survivor (band)|Survivor) (d. 2014)

1951- Akhmad Kadyrov -Chechen politician, 1st President of the Chechen Republic (d. 2004)

1952- Santillana (footballer)|Santillana -Spanish footballer

1952- Georgios Paraschos -Greek footballer and manager

1953- Bobby G -English singer (Bucks Fizz (band)|Bucks Fizz)

1953- John Rocha -Hong Kong-Irish fashion designer

1953- Ernst Savkovic -German footballer

1954- Charles Busch -American actor and screenwriter

1956- Andreas Floer -German mathematician and academic (d. 1991)

1956- Valgerd Svarstad Haugland -Norwegian politician, Minister of Culture (Norway)|Norwegian Minister of Culture

1956- Robert L. Manahan -American actor (d. 2000)

1956- Hans-Jürgen Salewski -German footballer

1956- Skipp Sudduth -American actor

1957- Tasos Mitropoulos -Greek footballer and politician

1958- Julio Franco -Dominican baseball player and manager

1958- Joanna Storm -American porn actress

1959- Edwyn Collins -Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Orange Juice (band)|Orange Juice)

1959- George Kalovelonis -Greek tennis player

1960- Rodney Greenblat -American graphic designer

1960- Gary Hoey -American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Heavy Bones)

1960- Chris Potter (actor)|Chris Potter -Canadian actor, singer, and director

1961- Dean DeLeo -American guitarist (Stone Temple Pilots, Talk Show (band)|Talk Show, and Army of Anyone)

1961- Alexandre Desplat -French composer and conductor

1961- Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf -Iranian commander and politician, 54th Mayor of Tehran

1961- Gary Mabbutt -English footballer

1962- Martin Cauchon -Canadian lawyer and politician, 46th Minister of Justice (Canada)|Minister of Justice for Canada

1962- Shaun Ryder -English singer-songwriter and actor (Happy Mondays and Black Grape)

1963- Park Chan-wook -South Korean director, producer, and screenwriter

1963- Hans-Henning Fastrich -German field hockey player

1963- Richard Illingworth -English cricketer and umpire

1963- Kenny Wallace -American race car driver

1964- Johan Bruyneel -Belgian cyclist

1964- Kong Hee -Singaporean pastor, founded the City Harvest Church

1964- Yoshikazu Taru -Japanese wrestler

1964- Wendy Pepper -American fashion designer

1965- Roger Avary -Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter

1966- Charley Boorman -English actor and producer

1966- Rik Smits -Dutch-American basketball player

1967- Ant (comedian)|Ant -American comedian and actor

1967- Jim Murphy -Scottish politician, Minister of State for Europe

1967- Richard Petrie -New Zealand cricketer

1968- Laura Claycomb -American soprano

1968- Chris DiMarco -American golfer

1969- Geneviève Brouillette -Canadian actress

1969- Jack Lopresti -English politician

1969- Jeremy Schaap -American journalist and author

1969- Keith Tyson -English painter and illustrator

1970- KK (singer)|KK -Indian singer-songwriter

1970- Lawrence Frank -American basketball player and coach

1970- Brad Mehldau -American pianist and composer

1970- Jay Mohr -American actor

1970- River Phoenix -American actor and singer (d. 1993)

1970- Philip Mackenzie -British Conductor

1970- Lee Sung-jae -South Korean actor

1971- Demetrio Albertini -Italian footballer

1971- Bone Crusher (rapper)|Bone Crusher -American rapper

1971- Tim Gutberlet -German footballer

1972- Erika Bella -Hungarian porn actress

1972- Mark Butcher -English cricketer and singer

1972- Raul Casanova -Puerto Rican baseball player

1972- Martin Grainger -English footballer and manager

1972- Manuel Vidrio -Mexican footballer, coach, and manager

1973- Casey Blake -American baseball player

1973- Kerry Walmsley -New Zealand cricketer

1974- Mark Bellhorn -American baseball player

1974- Christian Beranek -American actor, producer, and author

1974- Benjamin Limo -Kenyan runner

1974- Konstantin Novoselov -Russian-English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate

1974- Ray Park -Scottish actor and martial artist

1974- Shifty Shellshock -American singer-songwriter and actor (Crazy Town)

1975- Eliza Carthy -English singer-songwriter and fiddler (Blue Murder (folk)|Blue Murder)

1975- Sean Marks -New Zealand-American basketball player and manager

1976- Scott Caan -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1976- Pat Garrity -American basketball player

1977- Jelena Rozga -Croatian singer (Magazin)

1977- Douglas Sequeira -Costa Rican footballer

1978- Kobe Bryant -American basketball player

1978- Julian Casablancas -American singer-songwriter (The Strokes and Julian Casablancas + The Voidz)

1978- Andrew Rannells -American actor and singer

1978- Randal Tye Thomas -American journalist and politician (d. 2014)

1979- Jessica Bibby -Australian basketball player

1979- Saskia Clark -English sailor

1979- Ritchie Neville -English singer and actor (Five (band)|Five)

1979- Edgar Sosa (boxer)|Edgar Sosa -Mexican boxer

1979- Zuzana Váleková -Slovak tennis player

1980- Diamondog -Angolan rapper and journalist

1980- Denny Bautista -Dominican baseball player

1980- Rex Grossman -American football player

1980- Nenad Vučković (handballer)|Nenad Vučković -Serbian handball player

1981- Carlos Cuéllar -Spanish footballer

1981- Stephan Loboué -Ivorian footballer

1981- Ozzy Lusth -Mexican reality show contestant on ''Survivor: Cook Islands''

1981- Carmen Luvana -American porn actress

1982- YTCracker -American rapper and DJ

1982- Natalie Coughlin -American swimmer

1982- Scott Palguta -American soccer player

1982- Cristian Tudor -Romanian footballer (d. 2012)

1982- Trevor Wright -American actor

1983- J. C. Bailey -American wrestler (d. 2010)

1983- James Collins (footballer, born 1983)|James Collins -Welsh footballer

1983- Ruta Gedmintas -English actress

1983- Annie Ilonzeh -American actress

1983- Sun Mingming -Chinese basketball player

1983- Tony Moll -American football player

1983- Bruno Spengler -Canadian race car driver

1983- Marianne Steinbrecher -German-Brazilian volleyball player

1984- Kristy Bruce -English actress

1984- Glen Johnson (English footballer)|Glen Johnson -English footballer

1986- Sky Blu (rapper)|Sky Blu -American rapper and producer (LMFAO)

1986- Neil Cicierega -American comedian, actor, singer, and director

1986- Kim Feenstra -Dutch model

1986- Khosi Mokhesi -Lesotho swimmer

1986- Brett Morris -Australian rugby player

1986- Vic Wild -American-Russian snowboarder

1987- Nikki Gil -Filipino actress and singer

1988- Olga Govortsova -Belarusian tennis player

1988- Carl Hagelin -Swedish ice hockey player

1988- Jeremy Lin -American basketball player

1988- Kim Matula -American actress

1989- Breanna Conrad -American fashion designer

1989- Lianne La Havas -English singer-songwriter

1989- Heiko Schwarz -German footballer

1990- Wesley Singerman -American voice actor

1995- Eliza Pineda -Filipino actress and singer

1996- Cesar Flores -Canadian actor

1996- David Gore -American actor

2001- Zaijian Jaranilla -Filipino actor

History of Deaths


30 BC- Marcus Antonius Antyllus -Roman soldier (b. 47 BC)

93- Gnaeus Julius Agricola -Roman general (b. 40)

406- Radagaisus -Gothic king

634- Abu Bakr -Arabian caliph (b. 573)

818- Ali al-Ridha -Iranian 8th of the Twelve Imams (b. 765)

1106- Magnus, Duke of Saxony -(b. 1045)

1176- Emperor Rokujō -of Japan (b. 1164)

1305- William Wallace -Scottish commander (b. 1272)

1329- Frederick IV, Duke of Lorraine -(b. 1282)

1387- Olaf II of Denmark -(b. 1370)

1507- Jean Molinet -French poet and composer (b. 1435)

1519- Philibert Berthelier (Geneva patriot)|Philibert Berthelier -Swiss soldier (b. 1465)

1540- Guillaume Budé -French philosopher and scholar (b. 1467)

1574- Ebussuud Efendi -Turkish jurist (b. 1490)

1591- Luis de León -Spanish poet and academic (b. 1527)

1618- Gerbrand Adriaenszoon Bredero -Dutch poet and playwright (b. 1585)

1628- George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham -English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire (b. 1592)

1652- John Byron, 1st Baron Byron -English politician (b. 1600)

1706- Edward Nott -English politician, Colonial Governor of Virginia (b. 1654)

1723- Increase Mather -American minister and author (b. 1639)

1806- Charles-Augustin de Coulomb -French physicist and engineer (b. 1736)

1813- Alexander Wilson -Scottish-American poet, ornithologist, and illustrator (b. 1766)

1819- Oliver Hazard Perry -American commander (b. 1785)

1831- Ferenc Kazinczy -Hungarian author (b. 1759)

1831- August Neidhardt von Gneisenau -Prussian field marshal (b. 1760)

1838- Ferenc Kölcsey -Hungarian poet, critic, and politician (b. 1790)

1853- Alexander Calder (Beaumont, Texas)|Alexander Calder -American lawyer and politician (b. 1806)

1858- Antal Reguly -Hungarian linguist and ethnographer (b. 1819)

1867- Auguste-Marseille Barthélemy -French poet (b. 1796)

1892- Deodoro da Fonseca -Brazilian politician, 1st President of Brazil (b. 1827)

1900- Kuroda Kiyotaka -Japanese general and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1840)

1924- Heinrich Berté -Austrian composer (b. 1856)

1926- Rudolph Valentino -Italian-American actor (b. 1895)

1927- Nicola Sacco -Italian murderer (b. 1891)

1927- Bartolomeo Vanzetti -Italian murderer (b. 1888)

1933- Adolf Loos -Austrian architect, designed Villa Müller (b. 1870)

1937- Albert Roussel -French composer (b. 1869)

1939- Eugène-Henri Gravelotte -French fencer (b. 1876)

1944- Stefan Filipkiewicz -Polish painter (b. 1879)

1949- Helen Churchill Candee -American geographer, journalist, and author (b. 1858)

1952- Géza Kiss -Hungarian swimmer (b. 1882)

1954- Jaan Sarv -Estonian mathematician and scholar (b. 1877)

1955- Reginald Tate -English actor (b. 1896)

1960- Oscar Hammerstein II -American director, producer, and composer (b. 1895)

1962- Walter Anderson (folklorist)|Walter Anderson -Russian-German ethnologist and academic (b. 1885)

1962- Hoot Gibson -American actor, director, and producer (b. 1892)

1963- Glen Gray -American saxophonist and bandleader (Casa Loma Orchestra) (b. 1900)

1966- Francis X. Bushman -American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1883)

1967- Georges Berger -Belgian race car driver (b. 1918)

1967- Nathaniel Cartmell -American runner and coach (b. 1883)

1974- Roberto Assagioli -Italian psychiatrist and author (b. 1888)

1977- Naum Gabo -Russian sculptor (b. 1890)

1982- Stanford Moore -American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1913)

1987- Didier Pironi -French race car driver (b. 1952)

1989- Mohammed Abed Elhai -Sudanese poet and academic (b. 1944)

1989- R. D. Laing -Scottish psychiatrist and author (b. 1927)

1990- David Rose -American pianist and composer (b. 1910)

1994- Zoltán Fábri -Hungarian director and screenwriter (b. 1917)

1995- Alfred Eisenstaedt -German-American photographer and journalist (b. 1898)

1995- Dwayne Goettel -Canadian keyboard player (Skinny Puppy, Psyche (band)|Psyche, and Hilt (band)|Hilt) (b. 1964)

1996- Margaret Tucker -Australian activist (b. 1904)

1997- Eric Gairy -Grenadian politician, 1st Prime Minister of Grenada (b. 1922)

1997- John Kendrew -English biochemist and crystallographer, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1917)

1999- Norman Wexler -American screenwriter (b. 1926)

1999- James White (author)|James White -Irish author (b. 1928)

2000- John Anthony Kaiser -American priest and missionary (b. 1932)

2001- Kathleen Freeman -American actress (b. 1919)

2001- Peter Maas -American author (b. 1929)

2002- Hoyt Wilhelm -American baseball player and coach (b. 1922)

2003- Bobby Bonds -American baseball player and manager (b. 1946)

2003- Jack Dyer -Australian footballer and coach (b. 1913)

2003- John Geoghan -American priest (b. 1935)

2003- Jan Sedivka -Czech-Australian violinist and educator (b. 1917)

2005- Brock Peters -American actor and producer (b. 1927)

2006- Maynard Ferguson -Canadian trumpet player and bandleader (Big Bop Nouveau) (b. 1928)

2007- Robert Symonds -American actor (b. 1926)

2008- John Russell (art critic)|John Russell -English-American author and critic (b. 1919)

2012- Col Campbell -New Zealand radio and television host (b. 1933)

2012- Jean-Luc Delarue -French television host and producer (b. 1964)

2012- Byard Lancaster -American saxophonist and flute player (b. 1942)

2012- Bob Myrick -American baseball player (b. 1952)

2012- Merv Neagle -Australian footballer and coach (b. 1958)

2012- Jerry Nelson -American puppeteer and voice actor (b. 1934)

2012- Josepha Sherman -American anthologist and author (b. 1946)

2012- Steve Van Buren -American football player (b. 1920)

2013- Richard J. Corman -American businessman, founded the R.J. Corman Railroad Group (b. 1955)

2013- David Garrick (singer)|David Garrick -English singer (b. 1945)

2013- William Glasser -American psychiatrist and author (b. 1925)

2013- Charles Lisanby -American production designer and set director (b. 1924)

2013- Konstanty Miodowicz -Polish politician (b. 1951)

2013- Vesna Rožič -Slovenian chess player (b. 1987)

2013- Tatyana Zaslavskaya -Russian sociologist and economist (b. 1927)

2014- Albert Ebossé Bodjongo -Cameroonian footballer (b. 1989)

2014- Inga Juuso -Norwegian singer and actress (b. 1945)

2014- Annefleur Kalvenhaar -Dutch cyclist (b. 1994)

2014- Dan Magill -American swimmer, tennis player, and coach (b. 1921)

2014- Birgitta Stenberg -Swedish author and illustrator (b. 1932)

2014- Jaume Vallcorba Plana -Spanish philologist and publisher (b. 1949)